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Sun Belt Conference Basketball Tournament
March 7-12, 2017

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For the fourth year in a row, the Crescent City hosts the Sun Belt Conference Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament presented by First Bank and Trust at the University of New Orleans’ Lakefront Arena.

For the first time, the tournament includes all 12 teams of the college Sun Belt Conference for both men’s and women’s basketball programs. In previous years, the tournament has only included the top 8 teams. The teams will face off in a series of elimination games beginning on Tuesday March 7, leading up to the championship game held on Sunday, March 12. The winners of both Women’s and Men’s teams go on to the NCAA tournament.

The Sun Belt Conference includes Appalachian State, Little Rock, Arkansas State, Georgia Southern, Georgia State, Louisiana, ULM, South Alabama, UTA, Texas State, Troy and Coastal Carolina.

Game Schedule

The Sun Belt Conference schedule is as follows:

2017 Sun Belt Conference
Men’s Basketball Championship Schedule

Presented by First Bank and Trust

Wednesday, March 8
11:30 a.m. – No. 8 Seed vs. No. 9
2:00 p.m. – No. 5 Seed vs. No. 12
5:00 p.m. – No. 7 Seed vs. No. 10
7:30 p.m. – No. 6 Seed vs. No. 11

Friday, March 10
11:30 a.m. – No. 1 Seed vs. Winner Men’s Game 1
2:00 p.m. – No. 4 Seed vs. Winner Men’s Game 2
5:00 p.m. – No. 2 Seed vs. Winner Men’s Game 3
7:30 p.m. – No. 3 Seed vs. Winner Men’s Game 4

Saturday, March 11
11:30 a.m. – Winner Men’s Game 5 vs. Winner Men’s Game 6
2:00 p.m. – Winner Men’s Game 7 vs. Winner Men’s Game 8

Sunday, March 12
Men's Championship Game

All times Central and subject to change.

2017 Sun Belt Conference
Women’s Basketball Championship Schedule

Presented by First Bank and Trust
 
Tuesday, March 7
11:30 a.m. – No. 8 Seed vs. No. 9 Seed
2:00 p.m. – No. 5 Seed vs. No. 12 Seed
5:00 p.m. – No. 7 Seed vs. No. 10 Seed
7:30 p.m. – No. 6 Seed vs. No. 11 Seed

Thursday, March 9
11:30 a.m. – No. 1 Seed vs. Winner Women’s Game 1
2:00 p.m. – No. 4 Seed vs. Winner Women’s Game 2
5:00 p.m. – No. 2 Seed vs. Winner Women’s Game 3
7:30 p.m. – No. 3 Seed vs. Winner Women’s Game 4

Saturday, March 11
5:00 p.m. – Winner Women’s Game 5 vs. Winner Women’s Game 6
7:30 p.m. – Winner Women’s Game 7 vs. Winner Women’s Game 8

Sunday, March 12
5:00 p.m. - Women's Championship Game

Ticket Information

Tickets for the tournament can be purchased as an all-session ticket book for $120, or as single-session tickets for $15 per session. A session includes two games, with the exception of the women’s and men’s championship games. Children (ages 3-12) tickets are $5 per session, and include a hot dog and a drink, or $60 for an all-session ticket book. VIP tickets are also available for $275.

To purchase tickets or for more information, visit the ticket information page here.

Dribble Drive Community Event

Saturday, March 11 will also feature the Annual Dribble Drive Event. The event is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLE. Children ages 3-12 will receive a free t-shirt, basketball, and two free tickets to the men’s semi-final games for participating. They will attend a workshop about ball-handling and dribbling skills, and dribble their basketballs across the Lakefront Arena grounds to kick-off the day.

For more information about the Sun Belt Conference, visit www.sunbeltsports.org.

 
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